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by TruePoint
3 hours ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season
Replies: 86
Views: 3918

Re: Rhody Baseball 2017 Season

Baseball is very much a game of streaks and hot runs.....we just picked a bad time to be in a rut/slump... It seems like, for whatever reason, their issue is specifically George Mason and not necessarily hot and cold streaks. In their last 12 A-10 games, they are 1-3 against Mason and 8-0 against e...
by TruePoint
22 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 164
Views: 7105

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Much better mascot https://twitter.com/GoRhodyRams/status/867412710639759361 I personally strongly dislike this version of the Ram compared to the Rhody I grew up with. However, our "bad" Ram mascot is 1000X better than the Friar. Whoever designed and OK'd that thing should never work aga...
by TruePoint
1 day ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Where's the Politics Thread?
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Re: Where's the Politics Thread?

Rod, that's fair and it was discussed. I really wanted the thread to work and be a place where our conversation could venture outside of just basketball, as it would if we got together at a bar or something. But - speaking just for myself here, the other guys can speak for themselves - we just canno...
by TruePoint
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 CAN PG Jalen Poyser (St. Bonaventure Transfer)
Replies: 193
Views: 19064

Re: '15 CAN PG Jalen Poyser (St. Bonaventure Transfer)

Any of them could. But unless they kill us this year, the plan worked. Some fans may disagree with the plan, and that's ok. It's an un-Belichickian plan. But I think I'm cool with it. Next year really matters for Dan and it really matters for our program, especially if it ends up mattering a lot for...
by TruePoint
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)
Replies: 145
Views: 9489

Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton Commit)

My guess is, if he had come along a year later, we would have taken him. With 5 openings for 2018, we could take that chance and develop him down the road. But I'm really hoping we can land a couple of bigs and wings that can help right away......as in 4 star quality. We have enough projects as of ...
by TruePoint
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)
Replies: 145
Views: 9489

Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Offer)

Could turn into a good pickup for Dayton down the road. Very raw but a lot of upside. Good get for Flyers.
by TruePoint
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4611

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

I think it is also important to keep in mind what the specific needs of this team are. I feel like if Preston averaged 22 ppg last year, no matter what the competition level was people would be more excited about him coming to URI. Not that the coaching staff wouldn't have been interested in a futur...
by TruePoint
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4611

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

Pretty surprised we couldn't sign a real stud and shocked we appear to have not been active on Poyser Time will tell re Preston What stud? That's the question TP...why were we left searching for transfers and Juco's when we only had two scholarships to fill? Besides Russell who else were we on sinc...
by TruePoint
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4611

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

Pretty surprised we couldn't sign a real stud and shocked we appear to have not been active on Poyser Time will tell re Preston What stud? They were both interested in and active with Poyser. If they hadn't found a big they thought could help next year, there's a good chance Poyser would have got t...
by TruePoint
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4611

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

Great, after all this, the best we could do is a 2 year guy who needs development! We need people, especially if they are only here for 2 years who can make an impact right away! Why he was the best they could do is the BIG question (pun intended). That is what concerns me... I'll take all those pe...
by TruePoint
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4611

Re: SF Ryan Preston

Seems like I'm in the minority of at least the people who have weighed in and I don't want to be a downer...but, yawn. I suppose this is about as good as you can expect this late in the game, but how did we get to this point with all the positive press and momentum we had? I hope that our returning...
by TruePoint
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)
Replies: 145
Views: 9489

Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Offer)

Are scholarships offered for a one year period, then renewed? If so, what is the recommitment date by the school? Berry might be a D2 player? Tertsea would be eligible to play immediately, if he transferred. There is an actual answer to your question, but it does not matter because Dan Hurley will ...
by TruePoint
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

Why is this always presented as an either/or scenario? It's a false premise. In reality, beating PC isn't just an end to itself (although it is obviously nice), it is also an important game for accomplishing our program goals in terms of making the NCAA tournament. It doesn't make any sense to prese...
by TruePoint
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

Is Thompson good enough that it's even worth red shirting him? Dowtin already looks better than Thompson and Fatts will probably be better than Thompson as well. If we're able to land a couple decent guards for 2018 then Thompson may end up in a situation like Minnis did with Garrett. Start at the ...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

Certainly if it were offered he would jump all over it. He's not dumb, though - he understands the landscape. There are more immediate needs and considering our setup it is actually not "necessary."
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

The ability to buy good home games in OOC is often overlooked, as well. Between that, travel budget, upgrades to facilities (current wish list includes modest goals of locker room facelift and a video room) and money to retain or attract good coaches, you can find plenty of uses for the money. I did...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

Plenty of good conversation/information. Was well worth the trip down to Rhode Island.
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ty Boswell
Replies: 20
Views: 1506

Re: Ty Boswell

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by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 164
Views: 7105

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

There has been talk of a neutral site game at Nassau Coliseum, but according to the NIT Tip Off web site it will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. I know that the Barclays Center purchased the Coliseum and is renovating it, so maybe you're early on news they have decided to move the event ...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 164
Views: 7105

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

IDK, but I just checked the Barclay's calendar on their website expecting to see the NIT Tip Off and the Barclays Classic, and instead they have neither listed yet but do have the "Legends Classic" with Oklahoma State, Penn State, Pitt and Texas A&M on 20th and 21. Thanksgiving is the ...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 MA PF - Jarred Reuter (George Mason Transfer)
Replies: 85
Views: 7656

Re: '15 MA PF - Jarred Reuter (Virginia)

I just always wanted to say some version of "huge if true" - I'm not doubting the veracity of the report.
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 MA PF - Jarred Reuter (George Mason Transfer)
Replies: 85
Views: 7656

Re: '15 MA PF - Jarred Reuter (Virginia)

reckless jake wrote:Reuter committed to George Mason per Jeff Goodman.


Weird decision if true.
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Maybe the discussion about the meaning of admissions statistics is interesting in its own right, but it certainly is not relevant to recruiting basketball players. If I had more time today, I'd parse out all the OT posts in this thread, but that isn't going to happen right now. Maybe cleaning up thi...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 2218

Re: ESPN layoffs

how do you figure? Hillary's popular vote "win" came on the back of 2 cities, NY and LA. Take those 2 cities away and Trump wins the popular vote. This is the exact reason we have the electoral college, its purpose is to distribute the voting power more evenly among the entire country and...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 2218

Re: ESPN layoffs

When the Dems take back Congress, my guess is they will make changes to the Electoral College....that system doesn't work anymore. That will fundamentally change the entire election process....way overdue. how do you figure? Hillary's popular vote "win" came on the back of 2 cities, NY an...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 2218

Re: ESPN layoffs

Ok so it was 1% of it maybe. Still meaningless. No matter what Breitbart tries to tell you. Not Breitbarts words, a 15+ year ESPN employees words. Oh ok, if we're just going by what she said then it remains meaningless. Since she herself admits she has no idea what the percentage of impact it reall...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 164
Views: 7105

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I'd expect at least one neutral next fall (in addition to the NIT Tip-Off tournament).
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: '18 NY SG/SF Jeenathan Williams

Do URI and PC just follow each other around offering the same kids? It's not like these kids are from Pawtucket.
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ty Boswell
Replies: 20
Views: 1506

Re: Ty Boswell

This may have been the worst kept secret in basketball. Although I still feel a little dicey talking about it ahead of an official announcement from the program or a report somewhere in the media. That's why I haven't changed the thread title.
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

So I think it's a reasonable thing to think that basketball players that grew up in a city want to go to a city school, but that was the theory for St John's being a sleeping giant and the best players from NYC don't go to St John's, they go to UConn and Syracuse and Kansas and UNC and Kentucky. Not...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: Announcements, Forum Info, and Helpful Links
Topic: 2017 URI DAY OF GIVING!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

Re: TODAY is the URI DAY OF GIVING!!

Athletics was hoping that KeaneyBlue with its many members and thousands more lurkers would come through today. Money where mouth is and so on and so forth.... Do we know whether we did or did not come through, or to to what extent? I assume there is no way to really track whether people here stepp...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

If you read my whole post and not just the one line that you quoted, you'd know that I generally agree that Providence is good. Unfortunately (for PC) the area of the city where it is located is not. It may be better than it was, and congrats to them for that relative improvement, but it's still pro...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

My take is that Providence is an awesome mid-size American city, it has great bars and restaurants and other cultural goings-on, it is walkable, it is affordable; AND that Kingston/Narragansett is a better place to go to college than Smith Hill. If PC traded campuses with Brown, it would be a differ...
by TruePoint
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15347

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Those "Midwestern schools in the actual middle of nowhere" are what make them great. They're called college towns. Bloomington, IN, Champaign, IL, Iowa City, IA....the town/city revolves around the university culturally, socially, and economically. Usually the university is the largest em...
by TruePoint
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I think URI is more focused on the 2018 class right now and will kind of see what shakes out as far as filling the last spot for 2017. The 2018 class will be one of the biggest classes ever for URI in a couple of ways - both in terms of the sheer number of players that will be a part of it and for c...
by TruePoint
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston
Replies: 79
Views: 2881

Re: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston

Really good event tonight. Turnout probably could have been better, but everyone got a little face time with the coach. Dan's comments were more or less what you'd expect - thoughtful, smart, engaging, self deprecating. He specifically asked us not to "post to message boards" some of the c...
by TruePoint
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Sticky Request: List of currently active URI basketball alums
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Sticky Request: List of currently active URI basketball alums

It's a good idea. It's a little like the "where are they now" thread but with a continuously updated OP? I think we can do something like that. Let me think about the best way to do it.
by TruePoint
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)
Replies: 346
Views: 16768

Re: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)

You have no idea what I know and what I don't know. I don't know what you know or what you think you know, either, so I'm going by what you said here. The way you and other people here talk about recruiting makes it seem like it's a puzzle where if you do it a specific way you get the player and if ...
by TruePoint
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)
Replies: 346
Views: 16768

Re: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)

I don't know what you were trying to say in most of your post, but sticking to what I can comprehend, I'll pass on keeping my opinion to myself. If you don't want to be called absurd, don't have absurd takes.
by TruePoint
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)
Replies: 346
Views: 16768

Re: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)

Yeah, not the best job by the staff on this one. This kid should have been recruited by Dan himself....maybe he did somewhat but leaving it to another didn't work out. This guy would have been our ticket to the next dance. If only the staff had thought to recruit him... Honestly it's hard for me to...
by TruePoint
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 2218

Re: ESPN layoffs

[T]he truly tragic thing about today’s layoffs [is] that those who lost their jobs were essentially symbolic sacrifices. ESPN may have bought itself a little more slack from investors today, but its future remains just as uncertain as it was yesterday. Meanwhile, good writers and reporters like Dou...
by TruePoint
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 2218

Re: ESPN layoffs

Hannah Storm still thinks Deflategate was the taping of the Rams walk through. Hannah Storm is definitely not perfect and I've never been a huge fan of hers personally, but it is still obvious that she was from a different school in terms of being a serious person and a journalist than the "ho...
by TruePoint
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 2218

Re: ESPN layoffs

This should come as no surprise, but based on the names so far it seems like they're cutting informative voices and keeping the shrill hot takes voices. They just don't understand that sports fans want real, informative sports coverage. Baseball Tonight was usually good, and it's peak with Ravech a...
by TruePoint
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148187

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

https://twitter.com/GPrepBasketball/status/856948656188129280 Nothing against Mezie, but I'd like to see us involved with some higher ranked kids (yeah, I know. Rankings mean nothing...). I figured we'd be shooting for 4* types now. I wouldn't argue that rankings mean nothing, but I do think the be...
by TruePoint
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4062

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

I love how everyone waits 17 years for any real success to happen here, and now that we finally have it people still aren't happy. Enjoy this. For the love of God. Thorr, Dan, and Dooley are all on the same page. Getting commitments at higher levels is a harder thing to come by in this state. Doesn...
by TruePoint
1 month ago
Forum: Announcements, Forum Info, and Helpful Links
Topic: 2017 URI DAY OF GIVING!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

Re: TODAY is the URI DAY OF GIVING!!

Athletics was hoping that KeaneyBlue with its many members and thousands more lurkers would come through today. Money where mouth is and so on and so forth.... Do we know whether we did or did not come through, or to to what extent? I assume there is no way to really track whether people here stepp...

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